Wednesday, June 29, 2011

HE is here!!!

It's a BOY!!! William Cornell Zimmerman (named after his two wonderful grandfathers, William is Paul's dad who goes by Bill and Cornell is mine) was born on Friday, June 24th at 6:04 pm. He weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz. and was 21 inches long.


Now let me back up a little...I went to my 40-week appointment and my doctor was as surprised to see me as I was to be there :-). I was dilated 5 cm and 95% effaced. Being that far along, having a 45-minute drive to the hospital and it being my second baby, she felt it was best to enduce me and she was going to be on-call on Friday. I went back and forth about it, but in the end decided she was right.



Unfortunately, my dad who had been here for 3 days and my mom who had been here for 10 both had to go home before Friday, but Paul's mom had flown in on Tuesday and was here to help with Kennedy. We couldn't believe my parents had to miss the birth...we had joked about it, but didn't really think it would happen!!



So, on Friday, they checked us into the hospital, got me ready...at a little after 3pm they broke my water and in less than 3 hours, little Will was in my arms! I had said I didn't feel boy or girl the whole pregnancy and I wouldn't be surprised either way, but both Paul and I were pretty shocked it was a boy! We were also surprised by how big he was...Kennedy was only 6 lbs. 12 oz., so he already felt much sturdier to us. We could not be happier with our bundle of joy...he is a wonderful baby and we are enjoying every minute with him. Kennedy is doing very well with him too...she loves him and kisses him all day long, but is having a hard time getting used to sharing mommy :-).




His first bath.



Kennedy watching the bath and checking out her new brother.



Our new family of 4!!


Grandma Sharon & Will



Going home from the hospital.



We bought Kennedy a baby doll that cries, takes a paci, has a stroller and all gear and decided to give it to her when we brought the baby home. She absolutely loved it!! It was a bigger hit than I thought it was going to be. She acts like a little mom.


3 Days Old



Uh-oh...good thing I caught her before it was too late :-).



Kennedy thought Will looked cold :-).

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Still waiting...

I can't believe it, but Baby Zimmerman still isn't here!! We are patiently waiting (well, sort of :-), and will definitely let you know when he or she arrives. My mom's birthday is tomorrow, so maybe???

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

39 Weeks!

Yesterday I had my 39 week appointment...here's the report: I am dilated 4 cm, 90% effaced and the baby's head is at station -1!! The doctor said I should have the baby in the next couple of days...we'll keep you posted!

Ladies, can you tell where I am? :-) That's right, Anthropologie...still shopping!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Packed for the hospital?...check!!

I'm not sure why, but I have been putting off packing our hospital bag for awhile...maybe it's because I think if it's not packed the baby won't come :-). I have been anxious every night thinking the baby may come and we have no one to stay with Kennedy, but my mom comes in tonight, so now the baby can come at any time!!

Anyway, yesterday afternoon we went on our tour of St. Mary's Hospital in Madison where will be delivering very soon! I think it was actually being in the labor and delivery rooms that made me realize I really needed to go home and pack THE bag, so I did. Here is the most exciting part....

Can't wait to see which outfit we will be using!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Kennedy's 1st Salon Visit

On Monday, Kennedy and I went to a salon in Janesville to get her haircut. On the way there I was feeling a lot of guilt...like, how can I already be getting my child's hair cut, she's just a baby?! But, it was just something that had to be done....the front wasn't growing at all and the back was a little out of control :-). To my surprise, Kennedy did very well...she just sat there watching and let hairstylist do a wonderful job! I was a little nervous, but her knew bob looks very cute; I can't believe how much older it makes her look!

Her first day before daycare with a big girl haircut.

Annette Therese Drake

My cousin, Danielle, and her husband, Caleb, brought this beautiful baby girl into the world on Saturday, June 4th. She weighed 8 lbs. 7 oz. and was 21 inches long. She was named after our Grandma, who was quite simply one of the most kind, caring and wonderful people I have ever known. My mom also has the same name :-). I know they are just loving the new addition to their family and Cash is, I'm sure, an awesome big brother! Congratulations...we can't wait to meet her!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Feeding the Baby Calves/Getting Ready for our Baby

Last week we finally had some nice weather; well, I say nice, but it wasn't really. It was very hot and humid, but it was at least it was weather you could go outside in...the mornings were definitely the most enjoyable time of day! We seriously went from winter to summer here and completely skipped over spring....my poor child still insists she needs a coat to go outside...who can blame her though, she has been used to bundling up since October and now we have this?! It's awful, but at least we can get out of the house more! So, last week we spent a lot of time exploring the dairy and Kennedy's favorite part is always the baby calves. One afternoon I gave her an empty bottle and she was pretending to feed them...here is a video...so funny....

video

Later that day we spent some time getting ready for our baby...got the bassinet out, washed pacis and bottles, got the car seat ready to go, etc. Here's a picture of Kennedy helping...she is obsessed with being in the car seat and bassinet and using the baby's pacifiers :-).

I can't believe it wasn't that long ago that this car seat swallowed her up and she needed an extra insert just to help her stay upright!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

37.2 Weeks

I had my 37 week appointment yesterday...here's the update: I am dilated 2 cm, 80% effaced and the baby's head is LOW!! I am exactly the same as I was at my 37 week appointment with Kennedy...kinda crazy?! My doctor told me with each pregnancy you tend to deliver a little earlier...Kennedy was 2 days early, so we'll see!! We have everything ready for the most part and are very, very anxious to see if Kennedy is going to have a little brother or sister :-).

Thursday, June 2, 2011

LOTS of catching up to do...

So sorry you haven't heard from us in awhile. We have been pretty busy and blogging has been put on the back burner more than a few times! Here is what we have been up to....

APRIL 28th - MAY 1st
My dad (Kennedy's Opa) flew out to Wisconsin to check on the dairy and to help Paul take care of Kennedy so I could go to Scottsdale for the weekend with my mom, aunt and cousin Desiree. We had a great time shopping and hanging out all weekend in gorgeous weather! And my dad and Paul had a wonderful time getting to spend quality time with Kennedy without me around :-). During this trip, Kennedy learned how to say "Opa"...now I hear "Opa" about 20 times a day...she always wants to call him and she points at the computer when she wants to Skype with him...too cute!

Opa & Kennedy doing her favorite thing...reading books.


MAY 6th - 9th
Jarrid, Jackie and Gianna Bordessa came out from California to visit! I know I always say it, but we love have visitors and getting to spend time with good friends, it is such a treat!! Over the weekend we went to the Farmer's Market in Madison, went to the Discovery Museum, toured the campus, toured the dairy and a few surrounding ones, toured the heifer ranch, had Mother's Day Brunch in New Glarus, checked out all the surrounding areas, hung out at the house and made some great meals! Thank you so much for visiting us....we had a fabulous time! Can't wait to see you again!



MAY 13th - 14th
My sister (Tante J) was in Chicago for work and afterwards came and spent a night with us. It was very nice spend some time with her....we don't get to see each other near enough! While Jillian was out, Kennedy learned how to say "Tante"...it was the cutest thing...the next week she kept bringing me the phone and saying, "Tante"...needless to say, we had to make a few calls to Jillian, but I don't think she minded :-).

Jillian was getting ready to leave and Kennedy was getting ready to go down for a nap, so I failed to get a picture with Kennedy cooperating :-).


MAY 16th - 24th
Another trip out to California!! While we were out this time Kennedy and I first spent some time in Tulare with my family and friends and then met Paul up north a little later. I got a new camera before we headed up north and while up there we...

Went to a Giants game for Boomer's (Jillian's fiance) 30th birthday!
Arnie, Dennis and Robbie just happened to be there as well :-).

The family minus Paul...he decided to have a slumber party with his friends in Walnut Creek :-).

Pregnant sister-in-laws....Allison @ 28 weeks and me @ 35.


We hosted an Old Chicago pizza party at Bill and Sharon's and....
Got to meet cousin Mason...Jenny and Mark's new arrival!

Got to meet Lilia Valtenbergs...Sam and Lisa's precious little one!

Cole Carvajal and Kennedy got to kiss!

Kennedy got a Harley ride!

Saw the Bordessa's fully supporting the state of Wisconsin :-).


We went to Trisha's birthday dinner at Jenny and Mark's.....
Kennedy loved pushing Daisy around...Daisy was so good with her!

Cousins!! Kennedy and Mason!

Uncle Paul, Kennedy and Mason...she was very concerned when he didn't have his paci :-).

Giving kisses....

The Sanchietti Family...Mark, Jenny and Mason